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Scott Adams (1)

This page covers the author of The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions.

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Scott Adams, Cartoonist Scott Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York in the Catskill Mountains. He received a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a certified hypnotist. Adams worked in a bank for eight years and, while a bank teller, was robbed twice at gunpoint. He also worked for Pacific Bell for nine years and describes both jobs as "humiliating and low paying jobs." It was during this time, that Adams created the character Dilbert. He was entertaining himself during meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. In 1988, he mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to some major cartoon syndicates. He was offered a contract and Dilbert was launched in approximately fifty papers in 1989. Adams began working on Dilbert full time as well as speaking, writing, doing interviews, and designing artwork for licensed products. Dilbert is published in over 1,200 newspapers and has a hard cover business book called "The Dilbert Principle." (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions
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Fugitive from the Cubicle Police 1,526 copies, 12 reviews
Journey to Cubeville 1,032 copies, 10 reviews
Still Pumped From Using The Mouse 979 copies, 11 reviews
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment 907 copies, 26 reviews
Casual Day Has Gone Too Far 900 copies, 8 reviews
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel 777 copies, 2 reviews
Shave the Whales 741 copies, 4 reviews
Dilbert Gives You the Business 688 copies, 4 reviews
Clues For The Clueless 634 copies, 8 reviews
Don't Step In The Leadership 556 copies, 2 reviews
Excuse Me While I Wag 321 copies, 2 reviews
The Religion War 251 copies, 3 reviews
Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert 199 copies, 2 reviews
Thriving on Vague Objectives 185 copies, 3 reviews
Try Rebooting Yourself 179 copies, 3 reviews
What Would Wally Do? 147 copies, 2 reviews
Cubes and Punishment 100 copies, 1 review
Dilbert: A Book of Postcards 60 copies, 1 review
You Can't Schedule Stupidity 31 copies, 1 review
Dilbert Turns 30 16 copies, 1 review
Dilbert Gets Re-accommodated 15 copies, 1 review
Work-The Wally Way 6 copies, 1 review
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Adams is trained as a hypnotist and is a vegetarian. He is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire and commentary and business and general speculation.

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